When disaster strikes

FIRE & FLOOD

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Geography & Science

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7+

£7.99

32 pp

Paperback

978-1-912108-72-5

In Extreme Fire and Flood each of these twin disasters occupies half the book. The causes of fires (mostly human) are described, along with diverse effects on people and natural environments. The same pattern is followed for coastal and river flooding, with detailed stories of some of the most devastating disasters that have hit our planet.

Key points

• Realistic artwork with supporting photography compliments the easy to understand text.
• Dramatic facts and data throughout.
• Makes science accessible and easy to understand.
• Source books to tie in with schoolwork.

key words

Bangladesh floods; carbon monoxide; climate change; coastal flooding; flash floods; flood barriers; flood damage; floodplains; flood relief; forecasting floods; Global Flood Monitoring System (GFMS); good floods; Great Peshtigo Fire; Hurricane Katrina; storm surges; wildfire damage; Yangtze River flood